Senior Volunteering Opportunity Available

Ross and Cromarty Citizens Advice Bureau would like to appoint a director to join its Board of 8 existing volunteer directors to fulfil the role of finance director. The appropriate person would probably be a qualified accountant, perhaps retired, able to supervise the work of the Bureau’s book keeper, finalise management accounts from the Sage system and liaise with the Bureau’s auditors. The Bureau is a dynamic, growing and well managed organisation doing essential work…

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New website launched

Today we have launched our new-look website with the hope that will provide another way in which we can help and connect with our community. You can now make enquiries and request an appointment with us through our website or by contacting us through our new live chat service.  Simply fill in the form on our Enquiries page or click on the Chat to Us bubble at the bottom of the page (during office…

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Scams Awareness Month launches

This month is Scams Awareness Month, and the Ross & Cromarty CAB in conjunction with Citizens Advice Scotland is out to help people spot scams before they’re conned out of their hard-earned money. Scams affect everyone of all ages and all backgrounds and can result in serious money problems.  Scam Awareness Month will aim to get as many people as possible to know what to look out for and how to get advice if they…

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Scottish Independent Living Fund begins today

From today, control of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in Scotland transfers from the UK Government to the Scottish Government.  Payments and awards will remain exactly the same for all individuals who already receive ILF and you do not need to take any action. This change comes after a UK Government decision in March 2014 to close the UK-wide Independent Living Fund.  The Scottish Government has decided to maintain the fund in Scotland, focusing first on…

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New materials to be recycled in the Highlands

The Highland Council announced yesterday that even more materials could now be recycled in household ‘blue bins’ across the area. Aerosols, cardboard-based food and drink cartons (e.g. TetraPak) and envelopes can all now be collected in blue bins immediately, joining other items such a paper, cardboard, food tins, drink cans and plastic bottles. It was also announced that later on in the year that there would also be an increased service in recycling plastic packaging containers. As with…

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Paper driving licences abolished

From today, paper driving licences will no longer be issued by the DVLA for car or motorbike drivers when getting their first licences or renewing their license.  From now on, only your photocard license will be valid (except if you only have a paper license that was issued before 1998), so your paper version is no longer needed and should be destroyed.  This is as part of a Government effort to save money for the…

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